All Posts Tagged With: "kids"

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Ten Ways for Kids to Wish Homeless Pets a Happy Holiday

Don’t forget to include homeless pets on your gift list for the holidays. Why not show the kids in your family some good ways to give to shelter pets? Here are ten ideas to try.

13Oct2014 | Continued
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Last Minute Holiday Fundraisers for Animal Shelters You Can Plan Right Now

Do you have at least one fundraiser planned for the holidays? If you don’t, there’s still time to raise funds for homeless pets. Consider partnering with planned holiday activities in your town. Try to include kids whenever you can using some of these ideas.

7Nov2013 | Continued
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Four Ideas for Finding Volunteers to Help Homeless Pets

Are you looking for new volunteers to work at your shelter, to participate in fundraising events, to offer professional services, or to serve on an advisory board? What about targeting specific groups of people rather than individuals? Many groups are already established in your community based on common interests, marital status, age, etc. Reach out to these groups to be your partners in reducing the number of homeless pets in your area.

(1) Military personnel — Young soldiers can be a part of something they enjoy and know they’re making a contribution.

8Dec2010 | Continued
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Eight Holiday Ideas for Animal Lovers to Help Homeless Pets

Here are eight ideas for animal lovers and their families to help homeless pets this holiday season. (1) Offer to set up or add to the advertising budget for your local shelter. This is the first item to be cut from many cash strapped budgets. (2) Tell your friends and families to donate to your local animal shelter or rescue instead of a gift. Provide the specific link to your shelter’s website donation page. (3) Offer to provide the refreshments for holiday open houses at your local shelter or events that benefit the shelter. For example, if offsite adoption events are held during the holiday season, offer to provide cookies and punch. If you have kids at home, involve them in the preparations.

10Nov2010 | Continued
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Seventy Holiday Ideas to Help Homeless Pets

As the holiday season approaches, take advantage of Animal Shelter Tips website articles and blog posts about holiday fundraising, involving kids, working with other nonprofits, improving your website and more. Following is a list of eight articles and posts with over seventy ideas you can use this holiday season. You’ll find ideas for animal shelters and rescues as well as animal loving families.

12Oct2010 | Continued
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Ten Ways Kids Can Use Facebook to Help Homeless Pets

Most teenagers spend a good part of their days using Facebook and texting their friends. Take advantage of these social networking skills by asking animal loving teenagers to help homeless pets. These volunteers can contribute to the shelter’s Facebook page or set up their own page for pets using these ten ideas.

10Jun2010 | Continued
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Seven Fundraising Ideas for Kids to Help Homeless Pets

Animal loving kids can provide the energy and ideas to supplement your fundraising events to help homeless pets. If you don’t have a kids’ board of directors, organize one. Work with them on their ideas on the best ways to involve kids in your community. Here are a few ideas for kids plus links to more kid related articles.

29Apr2010 | Continued
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How to Make a Dog Walk Successful

Are you planning a dog walk this spring? How do you transform a ho-hum dog walk attended by a small group of your donors to a much loved annual community tradition which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars?

One of the largest dog walks in the US is the Furry Scurry sponsored by Denver, Colorado’s Dumb Friends League. Families, friends and co-workers join for a morning of fun with their best friends to raise money for the 25,000 homeless pets served by the DFL. The DFL has grown this event to 10,000 participants. The fundraising goal this year is $1,000,000.

23Mar2010 | Continued